Annual Meeting • Keynote Speakers

SITC is proud to welcome Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Helen E. Heslop, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine, Lieping Chen, MD, PhD, of Yale Cancer Center, Gordon Freeman, PhD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School as the keynote speakers for the 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2020).

Drs. Chen, Freeman and Sharpe are the 2020 recipients of the Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship, SITC's most prestigious award and will deliver their Smalley Award keynote presentations on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Dr. Jaffee will present her keynote, "Turning Immunologically Quiescent Tumors into Immune Responsive Cancers," on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Dr. Heslop will present her 35th anniversary keynote, "T cell Therapy of Cancer," on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2020. 

Click the photos below to learn more about the keynote presenters of SITC 2020.

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Keynote Address

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD

Turning Immunologically Quiescent Tumors into Immune Responsive Cancers

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35th Anniversary Keynote

Helen E. Heslop, MD

T cell Therapy of Cancer

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Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Lieping Chen, MD, PhD

Why were we interested in immunity within the tumor microenvironment in the 1990s?

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Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Gordon Freeman, PhD 

The PD-L1/PD-1 Pathway: Discovery and New Insights

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Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD

Discovery of New IO Targets and Mechanisms Leveraging CRISPR